I've seen both spellings, but which is correct, accoustic or acoustic?

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  1. tritrain profile image71
    tritrainposted 12 years ago

    I've seen both spellings, but which is correct, accoustic or acoustic?

  2. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    acoustic. Not an expert or anything, but I fail to see why there should be two cc's.

  3. Davorunner profile image75
    Davorunnerposted 12 years ago

    Acoustic. Double 'c' is for words like "accelerate" when you're saying "AC" and "celerate" hence using the sound twice (well two different sounds coming from the same letter) When you say it out loud, you can clearly hear that "acoustic" only needs one letter

  4. kcreery profile image60
    kcreeryposted 12 years ago

    I've only seen acoustic.  Accoustic must be a spelling error.

  5. Rooskaya profile image49
    Rooskayaposted 12 years ago

    Both are correct but acoustic is more often used than accoustic.

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    writeronlineposted 12 years ago

    There's only one correct way to spell 'acoustic'. Like that. Single 'c'.

    However, while not wishing to be a smartass, I must add that Davorunner is incorrect in asserting that double 'c' is (always) for words where one is the hard 'c', and the other, the soft 'c'. Like 'accelerate'.

    To illustrate, I've written a short story: "Although painfully shy, Cedric was an accomplished singer, whose guitar was much more than a mere accoutrement; accompanying him wherever he went. He found it helpful not only in enabling him to gain more rapid acceptance from girls he would have been too shy to speak to; when instead he sang to them, accompanied by his ever-present accompaniment, the guitar, but also as a powerful accelerant in the process of sweeping them off their feet, and thus enamoured, accommodating his every desire, and acceding to his every whim. Occasionally, one of Cedric's conquests would become somewhat accusatory in the early light of dawn, but more often he would depart their accommodation to the sounds of acclamation. Cedric was never surprised, he was a very accomplished lover,and it was no accident that he became totally acclimatised to the role as the years went by...

  7. profile image57
    TajSinghposted 12 years ago

    If you are referring to music instruments that produces sound without the use of electricity or electronics, then the correct spelling is "acoustic".

  8. JaydeScott profile image59
    JaydeScottposted 12 years ago

    The right spelling would be acoustic as provided in various dictionaries.

  9. sir_tallest profile image58
    sir_tallestposted 12 years ago

    well the dictionary should have solved this question but since it's asked.....i guess it should be AC


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